We are so over workshops where people critique in a way that merely shows off what they know, or asks someone else's poem to fit their own aesthetic. Instead, we are thoughtful and sympathetic readers. We hold up a mirror to the poem, and we help the poet find the poem THEY are writing. We do this with the experiences we bring from our own lives and studies. We create community.
Note that the Viva Poets! workshop is part of a network of community workshops hosted at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center. There is a core group of regulars that don't RSVP here. Don't be shy to RSVP and show up, with 10 copies of one of your poems. You'll read it aloud to the group and get some constructive but kind ideas for development.